Standards Implementation Virtual Workshops

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A series of "virtual workshops" are being organized in order to help the air quality community establish best practices and conventions for implementing data format and exchange standards (e.g., netCDF-CF and OGC WCS)in order to advance the level of interoperability among air quality information systems and projects.

The objectives of the virtual workshops are to

  • publish and expose existing services from multiple providers,
  • compare standards implementations, explore differences, address challenges and reconcile differences in implementations
  • agree on 'AQ Community' conventions and define guidance that harmonize the implementation of standards-based services

The concept of the virtual workshops is to foster interaction among the air quality community through semi-formal workshops that take advantage of remote meeting technologies and allow productive exchanges among the participants while residing in distributed physical locations.

Virtual Workshop 1[edit | edit source]

March 5, 2010

AIRNow[edit | edit source]
Data being served[edit | edit source]
Data formats used[edit | edit source]
Types of web services implemented[edit | edit source]
  • REST services: xml, csv, kml, json, netCDF
  • OGC WCS for point data, returns AQI surrogate data
  • OGC WCS for point, time-point, and grid
Access to web services[edit | edit source]

include access points such as GetCapabilities or example data access requests (e.g., GetCoverage)

Issues and questions[edit | edit source]
  • web services require authentication (using API key)
  • payload options and formats (netCDF is evolving)
  • need to make things uniform